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Review: could Oxycontin cause Wheezing?

Summary: Wheezing could be caused by Oxycontin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 41,121 people who have side effects while taking Oxycontin from FDA and social media. Among them, 339 have Wheezing. Find out below who they are, when they have Wheezing and more.

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Oxycontin

Oxycontin (latest outcomes from 42,242 users) has active ingredients of oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Wheezing

Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe) (latest reports from 101,632 patients) has been reported by people with asthma, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 41,105 people reported to have side effects when taking Oxycontin. Among them, 339 people (0.82%) have Wheezing. They amount to 0.33% of all the 101,266 people who have Wheezing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Wheezing in Oxycontin reports

Time on Oxycontin when people have Wheezing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Wheezing14.00%0.00%2.00%28.00%56.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Wheezing when taking Oxycontin * :

FemaleMale
Wheezing53.24%46.76%

Age of people who have Wheezing when taking Oxycontin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Wheezing0.62%0.31%0.31%0.62%27.16%26.85%22.22%21.91%

Severity of Wheezing when taking Oxycontin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Wheezing ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (176 people, 51.92%)
  2. Depression (44 people, 12.98%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (35 people, 10.32%)
  4. Metastases to bone (29 people, 8.55%)
  5. Back pain (24 people, 7.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (94 people, 27.73%)
  2. Xanax (90 people, 26.55%)
  3. Ambien (85 people, 25.07%)
  4. Lorazepam (85 people, 25.07%)
  5. Neurontin (80 people, 23.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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